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The New Harbrace Guide: Genres for Composing,
4th Edition

Cheryl Glenn

ISBN-13: 9780357509074 | ISBN-10: 0357509072

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 576 pages

List Price USD $74.95

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Discover the rhetorically based writing guide designed for you, the digital native, with THE NEW HARBRACE GUIDE: GENRES FOR COMPOSING, 4E. This reader-friendly presentation, written by award-winning author Cheryl Glenn, is known for its trademark emphasis on writing in multiple media. This edition combines coverage of genres and persuasion with a thematic reader, research manual, and a new, rhetorically-oriented handbook section that offers step-by-step guidance in editing. Thirty-six new readings jumpstart your writing with interesting topics ranging from veganism and apolitical food to how young people are changing today's climate conversation. Updated content guides you in analyzing rhetorical choices, creating effective thesis statements, and applying the latest MLA or APA styles. With this edition and MindTap online tools, you can sharpen your digital, print, and multimodal composing skills as well as strengthen critical thinking that is invaluable in future courses and your career.

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Dr. Cheryl Glenn, Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State University, is an international leader in the field of rhetoric and writing. She has served as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and has been named Rhetorician of the Year and the 2019 CCCC Exemplar. She has received numerous awards for her works on SILENCE AND LISTENING AS RHETORICAL ARTS and, most recently, RHETORICAL FEMINISM AND THIS THING CALLED HOPE. Across the arc of her career, she remains most proud of her teaching awards. Today, Dr. Glenn continues to speak and write extensively about the importance of everyone having a voice, of being listened to and, of course, of the power of the written word.

  • FOCUS ON ANALYSIS NOW BEGINS ON DAY ONE. The book introduces the rhetorical situation with special analyzing activities and writing assignments in Chapter 1. The next chapter emphasizes analyzing rhetorical choices in the context of problem-solving and persuasion with an introduction of the classic rhetorical appeals. This edition continues the emphasis on analysis and persuasion with two sections for each writing project. One section highlights analysis and synthesis, while the other focuses on writings that vary from a persuasive memoir or proposal to a critical or literary analysis.
  • NEW BRIEF HANDBOOK HELPS STUDENTS STRENGTHEN EDITING SKILLS. This valuable new handbook in Chapter 15 provides a rhetorically-oriented approach to editing. This handbook supports your instruction with additional guidance to help students strengthen specific, key editing skills, which is particularly helpful in co-req and stretch courses.
  • FINE-TUNED INITIAL CHAPTER STRATEGICALLY POSITIONS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS BOOK'S CONTENT. A revised Chapter 1 in this edition highlights new, relevant examples as updated content emphasizes the critical importance of writing and demonstrates how rhetoric can be used as an opportunity to create change.
  • REVISED COVERAGE OF CRITICAL READING FOCUSES ON STRATEGIES AND ACADEMIC LITERACY. This edition's thoroughly revised introduction to critical reading (Chapter 3) not only emphasizes strategies for engaging with texts, but also highlights developing academic literacy with "Analyzing Rhetorical Choices." This chapter also now includes Frederick Douglass’s famous literacy narrative, "How I Learned to Read and Write."
  • NEW READINGS ENGAGE STUDENTS, PROMPT CURIOSITY, AND JUMPSTART WRITING. This edition offers 36 new readings designed to encourage student interest, foster intellectual curiosity, and stimulate writing. New content features up-to-date reasons to write and helps students look for opportunities where writing can solve problems and persuade others. This edition's reader includes three new high-interest themes on social media and gender fluidity, how youth are changing the climate conversation, and migration.
  • NEW LEARNING OBJECTIVES DIRECT STUDENTS' LEARNING EFFORTS WHILE EMPHASIZING THE RELEVANCE OF SKILLS STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. Each chapter begins with clear learning objectives that guide student study and demonstrate how the skills students are learning remain useful well beyond the first-year writing course. You can also use these learning objectives to assess the effectiveness of your students' work.
  • EXPANDED OVERVIEW OF THE WRITING PROCESSES OFFERS NEW TIPS AND INSIGHTS. This important overview of writing processes (Chapter 13) includes new sections that highlight expectations for academic writing and offer insightful tips for analyzing assignments. A significantly expanded section on "Crafting a Working Thesis Statement" provides additional instruction, numerous updated examples, and special tips for developing a strong working thesis.
  • UPDATES INCORPORATE THE LATEST 2020 APA GUIDELINES. A revised Chapter 20 clearly addresses the American Psychological Association (APA) updates found in the 2020 APA Publication Manual, 7th Edition. Students learn to follow APA revisions that dramatically simplify the APA documentation style and focus on common types of elements in citing diverse print, online, and oral sources.
  • THIS TEXT'S TRADEMARK DIGITAL FOCUS IS UPDATED TO APPEAL TO TODAY'S STUDENTS. This guide continues to offer a strong, unique digital focus that sets this book apart. This edition's updated discussions of rhetorical success in a digital world (Chapter 4) offer a familiar context for digital natives of Generations X, Y, Z, and beyond. This revised chapter further emphasizes contemporary contexts that are immediately relevant for students, such as new coverage of Instagram and influencers.
  • "THINKING CRITICALLY" SPECIAL FEATURE IS HIGHLIGHTED IN EACH GENRE CHAPTER. These "Thinking Critically" features provide examples of the limitations and advantages of that genre. This helps students learn to analyze their audience and purpose when determining their rhetorical choices.
  • THIS UNIQUE GUIDE BRINGS A STUDENT-FRIENDLY APPROACH TO CURRENT WRITING THEORY AND RESEARCH. Award-winning author Cheryl Glenn applies her extensive teaching experience to craft an approach that's ideal for first-year writing, co-req, dual enrollment, or integrated reading-writing courses. The book's trademark emphasis on composing in multiple media, its clear introduction to and sustained focus on the rhetorical situation, and its extensive support are just three of the distinct advantages that instructors like you continue to praise.
  • FLEXIBLE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES EIGHT COMMON GENRE ASSIGNMENTS. This edition introduces students to creating a memoir, profile, investigative report, position argument, proposal, evaluation, critical analysis, and literary analysis. Each genre is covered in its own chapter, giving you the flexibility to cover content in the sequence that's best for your course.
  • BOOK TAKES A RHETORICAL APPROACH TO RESEARCH (PART 4). Rather than dictating a particular sequence of research procedures, this book teaches students to view research assignments as an effective way to respond to rhetorical opportunities. Because varied research questions require differing research methods, this guide details library, online, and field research. "Tricks of the Trade" features target specific problem areas and effective solutions. MLA and APA documentation styles are also highlighted in separate chapters for ease of use.
  • A SUSTAINED EMPHASIS ON MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION PREPARES STUDENTS FOR RHETORICAL SUCCESS IN A DIGITAL WORLD. A complete chapter guides students in designing multimedia text -- print, digital, verbal, and visual -- that persuades. Students learn to develop rhetorical approaches for YouTube videos, oral presentations, and other common types of multimedia assignments.
  • MINDTAP ONLINE RESOURCES ENGAGE STUDENTS TO BECOME BETTER THINKERS AND WRITERS. Blend your course materials with online support. Interactive activities review grammar and mechanics. Electronic submission allows grading and peer review while tracking potential plagiarism. In addition, a database of scholarly sources with video tutorials and examples guides research. Professional tutoring is also available with visual analytics to track student progress. Special annotations in the printed text identify opportunities for integrating these digital resources into your class.
  • NUMEROUS GENRE EXAMPLES SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING. Each genre chapter begins with a short "Genre In Focus" example. Many of these offer a digital focus in addition to an annotated example and cross references to similar examples of the genre in the book. Annotated examples of student and professional writing in every genre clearly demonstrate how rhetorical elements interact, how rhetorical effects are created, and how essays and other compositions are structured. Varied examples in "Writing in Three Media" help students apply rhetorical principles in today's digitally oriented culture.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACTIVITIES HELP STUDENTS APPLY NEW WRITING AND RESEARCH SKILLS IN NUMEROUS AREAS. These additional assignments help students adapt the skills they've developed in writing, research, and critical analysis to courses beyond first-year writing. Students clearly see the relevance of skills in the workplace and community as well as in developing multimedia composition.
  • EXTENSIVE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE IS GROUNDED IN CURRENT THEORY AND RESEARCH. Each chapter uses a similar, proven organization that includes key features for each genre, an annotated example, a section on synthesis and analysis, and a guide for writing persuasively in that genre. These guides include specific and practical advice on writing introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions. Students can quickly locate these guides with the full-bleed thumb tab design for easy reference.

Table of Contents

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Preface
PART I: ENTERING THE CONVERSATION: THE RHETORICAL SITUATION.
1. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.
Rhetoric Surrounds Us. Finding an Opportunity for Change. The Decision to Engage. "The Force Awakens". Analyzing the Elements of the Rhetorical Situation. Thinking Rhetorically About Purpose and Audience. Thinking Rhetorically About Genre and Media. Assignment: Rhetorical Opportunities. Michael Bérubé, "Life as We Know It".
2. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation.
Thinking Rhetorically About Persuasion. A Problem-Solving Approach. Making Claims. Using the Available Means of Persuasion. Malala Yousafzai, Blog Entries [I Am Afraid], [Interrupted Sleep]. Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman". The Amethyst Initiative, "It's Time to Rethink the Drinking Age". Resources and Constraints. Assignment: A Rhetorical Analysis.
3. The Writer as Reader.
Reading Strategies. Barry M. Prizant, "Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism [Animated Movies and Summary]". Summary. Critical Response. Analysis and Synthesis.
Jordynn Jack, Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks ["Savants" and "Geniuses"]. Assignment: The Synthesis (or Research) Essay.
4. Rhetorical Success in a Digital World.
Thinking Rhetorically About Multimedia Texts. Callout Card for Family Violence Prevention. Designing Multimedia Texts to Persuade. Pink Ribbon Website (annotated). Santa Fe Travel Website. How Images Tell a Story. Infographics. War Resisters League, "Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes" (infographic). Considering Audience, Purpose, and Accessibility in Multimedia Compositions. NOAA, "Protecting Our Planet Begins with You". The Brazos Gumbo Facebook Page. ViziGoGo Webpage. Caladenia Addams, YouTube: Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual. Grace Randolph, YouTube: Concussion Movie Review. Carmine Gallo, Five Basic Elements in Every Steve Jobs Presentation. Assignment: Analyzing Images. Nike "Test Your Faith Daily" (advertisement).
PART II: WRITING PROJECTS: RHETORICAL SITUATIONS FOR COMPOSING.
5. Memoirs.
Genre in Focus: The Food Memoir. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of a Memoir. Anna Seitz, "Herb's Chicken" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Writing a Persuasive Memoir: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of a Memoir. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Verb Tense.
6. Profiles.
Genre in Focus: The Bio. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of a Profile. Sandra Sobieraj Westfall et al., "Heroes on the Train: 'It Was Either Do Something or Die'" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Writing a Persuasive Profile: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of a Profile. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Inclusive Language.
7. Investigative Reports.
Genre in Focus: The Explainer Report. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of an Investigative Report. Christina Rosen, "The Myth of Multitasking" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis.
Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Writing a Persuasive Investigative Report: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of an Investigative Report. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Attributive Tags.
8. Position Arguments.
Genre in Focus: The Commentary.
Reading Rhetorically.
Key Features of a Position Argument.
Alicia Williams, "The Ethos of American Sign Language" (annotated).
Using Synthesis and Analysis.
Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.
Writing a Persuasive Position Argument: A Guide.
Advantages and Limitations of a Position Argument.
Revision and Peer Review.
Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer.
Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Coherence—Word Choice, Repetition, and Sentence Structure.
9. Proposals.
Genre in Focus: The Public Service Announcement. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of a Proposal. Simon Arias, "Raise Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.
Writing a Persuasive Proposal: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of a Position Argument.
Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Linking Ideas.
10. Evaluations.
Genre in Focus: The Film Review. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of an Evaluation. Alexis Walker, "Donuts at Easton's Center Circle: Slam Dunk or Cycle of Deterioration?" (annotated).
Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Writing a Persuasive Evaluation: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of an Evaluation. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Adjectives and Adverbs.
11. Critical Analyses.
Genre in Focus: Culural Analysis. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of a Critical Analysis. Anna Seitz, "The Real-Time Consequences of an Online Degree" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.
Writing a Persuasive Critical Analysis: A Guide. Advantages and Limitations of a Critical Analysis. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Precise Language.
12. Literary Analyses.
Genre in Focus: Slam Poetry. Reading Rhetorically. Key Features of a Literary Analysis.
Marianne Moore, "Poetry". Ralph Rees, "The Reality of Imagination in the Poetry of Marianne Moore" (annotated). Using Synthesis and Analysis. Responding to the Rhetorical Situation.
Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Writing a Persuasive Literary Analysis: A Guide. Advantages & Limitations of a Literary Analysis. Revision and Peer Review. Additional Assignments: Knowledge Transfer. Grammar in Context: Thinking Rhetorically about Ellipsis Points in Quotations.
PART III: PROCESSES AND STRATEGIES FOR COMPOSING.
13. From Tentative Idea to Finished Project.
Planning a Response. Drafting a Response. Revising a Response. Peer Evaluation. Editing and Proofreading a Response. Designing the Final Draft. Anastasia Simkanin, "Technology and the Learning Process: One Student's View".
14. Rhetorical Methods of Development.
Narration. Description. Exemplification. Definition. Classification and Division. Comparison and Contrast. Cause-and-Effect Analysis. Process Analysis. Argument.
PART IV: A GUIDE TO RESEARCH.
15. Thinking Rhetorically about Research.
Richard A. Lovitt, "Clues to Compulsive Collecting". Considering the Rhetorical Situation.
Identifying the Research Question. Locating an Audience. Establishing your Purpose. Using a Research Log.
16. Identifying Sources.
Jeremy Berlin, "Pop Cultures". Sources for Research. Fieldwork. Gillian Petrie, Interview of Jan Frese. Preparing a Working Bibliography.
Chapter 17 Evaluating Sources.
Responding to Your Sources. Questioning Sources. Preparing an Annotated Bibliography.
18. Synthesizing Sources: Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation.
Avoiding Plagiarism. Summarizing Sources. William Lutz, "Doubts about Doublespeak".
Sample Student Summary: Jacob Thomas, "Summary of 'Doubts about Doublespeak'".
Paraphrasing Sources. Quoting Sources.
19. Acknowledging Sources in MLA Style.
MLA Guidelines for In-Text Citations. MLA Guidelines for Documenting Works Cited.
Sample MLA Research Paper: Greg Coles, "Slang Rebels".
20. Acknowledging Sources in APA Style.
APA Guidelines for In-Text Citations. APA Guidelines for Documenting References. Sample APA Research Paper: Catherine L. Davis, "Perceptions of Peers' Drinking Behavior".
PART V: REAL SITUATIONS FOR REAL WRITING: A THEMATIC READER.
21. Food and the (Cultural) Experience of Taste.
Margaret Mead, "The Changing Significance of Food [Overnourished and Undernourished in America]".
Michael Pollan, "Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch [The Collapse of Home Cooking]".
Karen Hernandez, "Why We Should Ditch the Slow Food Movement [A Response to Michael Pollan]".
Corby Kummer, "Good-bye, Cryovac [Local Food, College Food Service, and Scraping Your Own Plate]".
Alberto Mingardi, "Embrace the Food Tech That Makes Us Healthier—'Locavores' and Other Sustainability Advocates Oppose the Innovations That Extend and Improve Life". Community Connections.
22. The Millennial Generation.
Joel Stein, "Millennials: The Me, Me, Me Generation". Joel Landau, "VIDEO: Filmmaker Apologizes on Behalf of Entire Millennial Generation: 'We Suck and We're Sorry'". Pew Research Center, "Most Millennials Resist the 'Millennial' Label". David Fallarme, "A Look at How Gen Y Communicates". Tom McBride, Ron Nief, and Charles Westerberg, "Beloit Mindset List 2019". Community Connections.
23. Taking Up (Public) Space.
Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez, "Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City [The Battle with Jane Jacobs]" (graphic novel). Anthony Flint, Who Really Owns Public Spaces?. Abby Phillip, "Oklahoma Ten Commandments Statue Must Be Removed, State Supreme Court Says". Emily Badger, "How Smart Phones Are Turning Our Public Places into Private Ones". Jamie Utt, "From ManSpreading to ManSplaining—Six Ways Men Dominate the Space around Them". Community Connections.
24. Whose Lives Matter?.
Todd S. Purdum, "Whose Lives Matter?". Roxane Gay, "A Tale of Two Profiles".
Malcolm-Aime Musoni, "Being an 18-Year-Old Black Man a Year after Mike Brown".
Carimah Townes, "Obama Explains the Problem with 'All Lives Matter'".
William J. Wilson, "The Other Side of Black Lives Matter". Community Connections.
25. STEM vs. STEAM.
Melissa Davey, "Neil deGrasse Tyson Calls Scientific Illiteracy a Tragedy of Our Times".
Terence Monmaney, "How Much Do Americans Know About Science?". Anne Jolly, "STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?". Nora Caplan-Bricker, "New Evidence: There is No Science-Education Crisis". Marguerite Del Giudice, "Why It's Crucial to Get More Women into Science".
Community Connections.
PART VI: A RHETORICAL GUIDE TO GRAMMAR AND SENTENCE STYLE [ONLINE].
Appendix 1: Essay Exams and the Rhetorical Situation [Online].
Appendix 2: Oral Presentations and the Rhetorical Situation [Online].
Appendix 3: Portfolios and the Rhetorical Situation [Online].

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